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John McCormick



Current Positions:

Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Education

Biography:

My area of expertise is aspects of human motivation, educational leadership and management. My research is related to occupational stress, anxiety and various other areas related to motivation, e.g., leadership, group and team cognitive processes, organisational decision making, self-efficacy, and cross-cultural differences in organisational behaviour, in educational settings.

I am an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, Australia, and previously Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at UNSW. Before joining the tertiary sector, I worked for 16 years as a Mathematics Teacher and Executive Teacher in three New South Wales Government schools.

Research Interests:

Broad areas of interest
Aspects of human motivation, Educational Leadership and Management

Occupational stress, anxiety, various other areas related to motivation, e.g., self-efficacy, leadership, group and team cognitive and learning processes, decision making, and cross-cultural differences in organisational behaviour, in educational settings.

Professional Activities:

Recent academic activities
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Educational Administration.

Member of the Editorial Board of Issues in Educational Research.

Writer of the regular Feature Research Update in The Australian Educational Leader.

President of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research 1996-1998, 2001-2002.

Vice President of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research 1994-1996, 1999-2001, 2003.

ARC Expert Assessor of International Standing and Assessor of Israel Science Foundation applications.

I have reviewed manuscripts for:

Journal of Educational Administration
British Journal of Educational Psychology
Australian Journal of Psychology
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education & Development
Leadership and Organization Development
Issues in Educational Research
Higher Education
Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
Journal of Vocational Behavior
Psychology of Music
Anxiety Stress & Coping
International Journal of Management Education
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Learning & Instruction
International Journal of Educational Management
Europe┬┐s Journal of Psychology

Research Students

  • Gregory Elliott : Proposal for a social cognitive investigation into teamwork and teacher self-efficacy for teaching religious education